Review: PF Healthy Wear SPF 50 Powder Foundation

4 years ago

Review: Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Powder Foundation (0.34 Oz./9.6g)


· Delivers maximum SPF 50 broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and full coverage with a soft-matte finish.

· Protects- SPF Boosters and Mineral-based sunscreens provide SPF 50 protection without residue or greasiness.

· Prevents- Potent antioxidant blend helps prevent future UV damage and premature signs of aging.

· Restores- Licorice Extract & Tomato Derivatives help brighten skin and diminish the appearance of sun spots.


· Hypoallergenic. Fragrance Free. Paraben Free. Non-Irritating. Dermatologist Approved. Non-Comedogenic. Oil-Free.--from

I bought this powder foundation in Natural Beige during CVS`s winter beauty clearance. There are four shades available and this is the second to darkest shade. It retails for ~$14 but I got it for around $3~$4. The first time I saw this (during the clearance) I decided not to get it because I had just bought foundation (/viz/review-revlon-colorstay-mineral-mousse-foundation<--click for my review) which was also on clearance. But after mushc contemplation and reading a handful of reviews, I decided to go back the next day to get it. I have oily skin and I never thought about getting a powder foundation because I rarely used foundation. Any time I needed to use foundation, I`d just use my mom`s (she likes liquid for full coverage).


- SPF 50 -- UVA/UVB protection; not sure how much you actually have to apply to get the protection though

- Sponge it comes with is pretty nice, similar to Beauty Blender material

- Can achieve medium to full coverage when using the sponge it came with or light coverage when applied with brush (I can`t seem to get full coverage but others have)

- Gives a nice soft, matte finish

- Great for travel and touch ups


- Color range is very limited to light skin tones

- I think it`s being discontinued

Overall: I really like this foundation, but I use it more as a finishing powder than a foundation. Sometimes I`ll wear this alone or with just concealer underneath but usually I apply it over my foundation. It gives a nice soft finish and has a bit of coverage so it evens out my skin tone and helps blend the foundation out. Couldn`t really find anything wrong with it and I know it`s a HG item for some. I disliked the packaging (not the compact but the box it came in) though because it`s all plastic and not as environmentally friendly.
Rating: A+
Repurchase? Yes, if they`re still in stores by the time I run out or if I see it again during the CVS beauty sales. I don`t think I could buy this full price. I know some beauties stock up when it`s on sale (as many as 7+ back ups) but since I don`t wear makeup daily I don`t like to hoard makeup. If they`re no longer sold then I`ll just have to find another product to replace it. (The last two photos are comparison of without and with flash to see the color.)

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